Cagsawa Ruins Park, Legazpi

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Bicol Region
The building remains at Cagsawa Ruins Park provide a ghostly reminder of a town destroyed by a violent volcanic eruption. Centered primarily on a 16th-century Franciscan church, the ruins consist of a burnt-out stone belfry and surrounding foundations. Explore the site to get a sense of how the area looked before the eruption of nearby Mount Mayon, which obliterated the town in 1814. Make your way up to the ruined bell tower, covered in jungle growth, and peek inside--townsfolk sheltered here during the eruption. Don't miss the small plaque on the outside of the structure detailing more of the church's earlier history. Add Cagsawa Ruins Park and other attractions to your Legazpi trip itinerary using our Legazpi trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The Cagsawa Ruins and Park is where you can get a photo of the Mayon Volcano, the ruins and the statue of Jesus Christ all in one shot! It is like stepping back in time! The Cagsawa Church was built b...  more »
  • This part of the park is the less crowded area.... , just beside the much photographed icon, the belfry and Mayon close by....the serenity of this place is a reminder of the dangers of living close to...  more »
  • I felt like I was a part of the Philippine history books :) haha! I have seen now what was in our Philippine history lessons before. It was our 3rd attempt to see Mayon Volcano's perfect cone and alas...  more »
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  • It is a beautiful place where you could rest, eat, and just be by yourself. Look for your own perfect spot and enjoy the picturesque view.
  • This is one of many tourists attractions here in Bicol. When I’ve been there for the first time I got captured by its beauty.I’m so proud to be Bicolana. 👍🏻
  • Number one to visit here in Bicol. U must try ATV to enjoy it more. Very nice view
  • Tour guide here were nice, they'll even give you good angle for the camera shot!
  • Very nice and well maintained place . I went there in the afternoon and that day the volcano was completely clear which was really nice . Also try the little shops . Prices are bargain

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